How to disable the web’s most annoying feature

Take that, web notifications!

Ben Werdmuller
2 min readJul 25, 2023

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Website notifications are a blight. I never want a website to be able to notify me about updates; these messages are interruptive, and like the vast majority of app notifications, they tend to be part of some marketing team’s growth strategy rather than a conduit to actually useful information. (Product teams: if your notifications are there to drive traffic to a new feature or a promotion, you’re making the web worse. Stop it.)

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Ben Werdmuller

Writer: of code, fiction, and strategy. Trying to work for social good.